Tuesday, November 06, 2018
It's Election Day, Family! Go Vote!
Nah, scratch that. That crucial election to our country was two years ago. The one today will determine how fast and how much of the mess gets cleaned up from Agent Orange's disastrous mispresidency.
As for how I feel at this moment? I'm nervous, but a lot more confident we'll have some successes to celebrate later tonight than I was in the last days before the 2016 election..
So who did I vote for? Damned sure wasn't my Texas Republican oppressors. I had plenty of great Democratic candidates to vote for up and down the ballot.
We have trans candidates on the ballot across the country seeking to transform politics and make history in their respective states. Christine Hallquist is running for governor of Vermont. Brianna Titone and Amelia Marquez are seeking to become state legislators in Colorado and Montana.
Martin Rawlings-Fein and Mia Satya are running for positions on the San Francisco school board.
I'll be casting an nervous eye toward Massachusetts to see if Question 3 either passed to protect the human rights of trans Bay Staters or enough transphobic Massholes voted NO to gut the just passed trans rights law.
To avoid the nerve wracking anxiety of watching the clock and trying to resist the temptation to watch MSNBC and CNN until the polls close, I'll definitely be relying on my DVD movie collection and Netflix subscription to distract me.
Remember, voting is like driving a car. If you want society to move forward, you vote 'D'. If you want society to move backwards, you vote 'R'